Bio

Dustin Adams is a performer, composer, educator, and piano tuner/technician from Texas who's musical personality is an amalgamation of a wide variety of influences, from his roots in punk rock to Classical and Jazz training on piano and percussion, to his expedition into the vast universe of the Hindustani and Carnatic musical traditions of India.

Dustin began playing guitar and drums in punk bands during his teens. He earned a degree in music studying piano and percussion at Amarillo College and worked out his Jazz chops incessantly gigging under the wings of veteran musicians on keys and drum set. He also studied music at The University of North Texas where he developed an interest in the music of India, learning tabla, mridangam, and the art of making a mean cup of chai with master percussionists.

Dustin is an accomplished pianist and drummer who is at home performing everything from solo to big band Jazz, punk, rock, blues, studio work, musical theater, festivals, spacious stages to cramped corners, and just about everything in between.

Dustin lives in Denver, CO and performs with his and other jazz groups, teaches music at Swallow Hill Music Association, and works as a piano tuner and technician.